Showing posts from January, 2021

A Story In 3 Parts

Water Floating On Water

Rain drops on floating leaves, an analogy for life perhaps?

Pakeha People

Not just pakeha people, but a certain age, demographic, and outlook within that slice of New Zealander. I'm firmly inside the same boat. There's the following that scream Wellingtonian: At a local music festival Wearing comfy clothes, definitely appropriate for the setting Casually stanced, the brolly* lean says it all eh An air of, "I belong" Sockless Neat haircuts, needed for the middle management jobs on Monday As I say, I am firmly in this band of people. * brolly, hmm, an umbrella ... mind you this is up the Kapiti Coast and not in the windy city

My Dad



Expect to see a few more of this fine fellow and his crew - they were so funny.


This is Noriko, of  George and Noriko  fame, at Coastella 2018 who, well best to let them tell you: George and Noriko break all the rules. The duo brings something unique, something unexpected. Known as the Japanese Blues Cowboy and the Tsugaru shamisen player, they have been kicking up a storm wherever they play.  George’s lightning fast blues licks & growling harmonica enhanced by Noriko’s percussive of the traditional Shamisen (Japanese banjo) has morphed into a kind of bluegrass hard country blues with a Japanese twist. It's quite something - go listen to their music, it's pretty bloody kick ass.

Food Bar

Gorgeous eh, Photonflux.

Buy Your Mate A Beer

I always loved this idea at Photonflux. I also do the odd pay it forward coffee - I've been the recipient of one and it made my day.

So Much Going On

I s'pose everyone's ideal architecture is different and that the busyness I see in the entrance hall of the Te Kura Hoahoa—School of Design Innovation, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington (catchy eh) is someone else's design heaven.

A Blast From The Past

La Boca Loca was a fantastic addition to the newly revamped Miramar centre and will always be remembered. Here they are at the Cuba Mall Night Market back in February 2018.

A Hearty Welcome Home

"As Bilbo peered through The Green Dragons welcoming window he sighed, "It's good to be home", and quickly entered into the chatter of friends."

Who Stole The Hill?

You wouldn't know it from this photo but the white of the cloud hides a whole Wellington hill with a very famous view. 10th Feb, 2018

Sunset Bands

Loved the tree highlighted by the setting sun, a better zoom is always my wish.

Fire Over The Hill

Can't remember what the fire was, maybe it was the Rongotai warehouse used by the movie folks.

Building Styles

This building on Courtenay Place (Wellington, AoNZ) seems to have quite a number of styles incorporated into its design πŸ™️

Wooden Owl

A wooden Owl sculpture in a city bin.

The Big Smoke

I know Wellington is a teeny city but from some angles it can feel like it's an urban jungle out there.

Shiny Coffee

Hope to see the shiny Roxy coffee cart back at the Kotahi Music Event (Waitangi Day, 6th Feb, 2pm-6pm) With Anika Moa !  

Kotahi 2018

Even more fun this year as the annual free/koha Waitangi Day (Sat 6th Feb) Kotahi Music Festival kicks off at 2pm at Kahurangi School in Strathmore [ map ]. With Anika Moa ! All my Kotahi 2018 photos ...

Western Bar

"Yee har ... [spit] ... quiet time pardner!"

Daytime Rainbow 🌈

Carlucci Land, In Moving Pictures

After yesterday's start at the Carlucci Land photos I've realised there are loads I want to share so, I've popped them all into a wee video for you.


One of the many wonderful metal work characters all over Carlucci Land - go for the mini golf, stay for the sculptures.


I once heard that the 'skin' of Treebeard in the LoTR movies was based on the Pohutakawa trees that line the streets of Miramar.  


It's total advertising for a brand of coffee and a particular cafe but I have to say it works on me. A pure emotional pull and it took something for my daughter and I to NOT go there earlier this week 😜

23rd January 2018, 34c

" Phew What A Scorcher! ", it sure was a hot one in Wellington in January 2018.

Dramatic Times

It's dramatic times back home in Wales and England. Many have every right to be angry at the decisions being made and the lateness therein. Many I know and love have already been affected by COVID-19 and in so many ways. For now, as the UK goes into a lockdown that we here in Aotearoa New Zealand have to struggle to remember, I'm gonna focus on the day to day lives of those I can and forget the politics.

It's A P!nk World

It's a Pink art world by golly.

Summer Disaster

A total catastrophe to be averted at 3pm. And if memory serves correctly, at 3pm all flavours were on sale.

ODI Cricket 2018

Who were the Black Caps playing? Bonus points for day and time.


Half on, half off